from King World News
As we continue to make our way through uncertain times, things are unlikely to return to normal anytime soon, but here is what we do know.
November 17 (King World News) – Danielle DiMartino Booth at Quill Intelligence: In the 1800s, rising political instability, economic distress, and religious persecution plagued Europe, fueling the largest mass human migration in the history of the world. Around 1890, it became apparent that Castle Garden, the New York State immigration station at the time, was ill-equipped and unprepared to handle the mass influx, pressing the Federal government to construct a new station. On January 1, 1892, the new structure on Ellis Island began receiving arriving immigrants. Accompanied by her two younger brothers, Annie Moore, a teenage girl fleeing Ireland, made history as the very first immigrant to be processed. Over the next 62 years, more than 12 million immigrants would arrive in the United States via Ellis Island.